Historic Buildings

An external view of The German Gymnasium Restaurant, One King's Boulevard, King's CrossKing’s Cross has a rich industrial heritage. The buildings from that industrial era are now being refurbished and reused. This means coming up with creative solutions to convert buildings that were designed for a very different purpose.

More than 20 historic buildings and structures are being restored in all. This has led to King’s Cross being named as “One of England’s 20 Best Heritage-Led Developments” by English Heritage.

The Granary building and Granary Square fountains, King's CrossThe Granary is the first of these historic buildings to be restored and reused. This elegant building once stored wheat for London’s bakers. Today it is a creative warehouse – home to the world famous art college – Central Saint Martins.

You can read about the Granary and the other historic buildings at King’s Cross, their origins and their new use by clicking on the links to the left.

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“King’s Cross is a model of constructive conservation that captures the special quality of London as it has grown over the centuries.”English Heritage